Last Run of 2016

Last Run of 2016

Another year has come to a close and I won’t be heading out again into the cold air to run again until tomorrow when the calendar will tell me it is officially 2017. The dream of hitting the 3000K mark for 2016 turned out to be a little too out of reach in the...
Chasing 3000K

Chasing 3000K

I’m not chasing a goal race anymore this season and with only a couple of weeks to go before the new year I am not pushing myself to do anything too hard. It’s the off season, after all, and while I am keen to keep getting the miles in for next season, I...
Pacing Plan for the Saintelyon

Pacing Plan for the Saintelyon

Pacing is going to be one of the hardest parts of getting the Saintelyon right. Unlike the other ultras I have run this season, the Saintelyon is a mix between road and trails and there is a fair amount of climbing, too. The official course description splits the race...
More Pain

More Pain

There’s a quote that really rings true for me in the wonderful documentary about the Barkley Marathons race in Tennessee. A competitor commenting on why they would run an ultramarathon despite the pain and potential for injury, declares: I think most people would be...
To the End of the Year

To the End of the Year

There’s about six weeks until the Saintelyon and then another couple of weeks until the end of 2016. I’ve got something like two months left to finish the year off strong and set myself up for the next year and the events I already have planned – and...